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Letters Patent constituting the office of governor-general of Australia, 1900

This document, signed by Queen Victoria on 29 October 1900, established the office of the governor-general of Australia. Known as the 'Letters Patent', it comprises two large pages of parchment measuring 60 cm x 58 cm with an elaborately decorated border that includes the royal coat of arms and figures representing justice, ...

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Jupiter at radio wavelengths (two views), 1998

This is a pair of images showing two views of a three-dimensional false-colour reconstruction of the planet Jupiter created using data from the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri and the Very Large Array of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the USA. In the top view, Jupiter appears as a black ball with ...

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Radio image of the Circinus Galaxy, 2002

This is a false-colour velocity field image of the neutral hydrogen gas in the Circinus Galaxy. It was composed from data collected by the Australia Telescope Compact Array, located at the Paul Wild Observatory near Narrabri in New South Wales. Different colours represent different speeds. Red areas are moving away from ...

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Giant radio galaxy J0116-473

This is a false-colour image of the giant radio galaxy J0116-473 made using the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri in New South Wales. The galaxy in the centre appears as a tiny target-like object with a red centre and a small ring of yellow around it. Two island-like masses show areas of colour from the spectrum ...

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Large Magellanic Cloud, 2002

This is a false-colour image of the Large Magellanic Cloud made with the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri and the Parkes radio telescope. It shows clouds of atomic hydrogen which appear to be swirling in a circular motion.

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Ghost galaxy NGC2915

This is a composite image of the blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxy NGC2915 made with Australian telescopes. The blue cloud is a false-colour image of atomic hydrogen produced by the radio telescopes of the Australia Telescope Compact Array. This is superimposed on an optical image showing stars and distant galaxies (shown ...

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Supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud, 2002

This is a composite false-colour image of a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Circular clouds of blue and red surround less regular green formations against a black background. The image is composed of data from optical (green), radio (red) and X-ray (blue) telescopes.

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How does the number of batteries affect the strength of an electromagnet?

Find out how the strength of an electromagnet depends on the number of batteries connected to it. Choose a particular number of batteries and then test the strength of the electromagnet by inserting it into a container of paper clips. Observe the number of paper clips the electromagnet collects and record this in the data ...

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Commonwealth Games

Who are the members of the Commonwealth? This clip focuses on the celebration of the Commonwealth Games, explaining why the Games are held regularly and why certain countries take part while others do not.

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Commonwealth Games

Who are the members of the Commonwealth? This clip focuses on the celebration of the Commonwealth Games, explaining why the Games are held regularly and why certain countries take part while others do not.